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Cultural officials have halted continuing renewal work at the historical Murad I baths in the northwestern province of Bursa’s İznik district because the restoration was not in line with the original, Anatolia news agency has reported.

“The works are nice but the application is wrong. Those who come to visit this place in 20 years won’t be able to tell if it was once a bath or a

church. What has been done so far is illegal. Our committee has decided to stop the works,” said Bursa Protection of Cultural Property Committee Director Serpil Arık. “What have been done so far will also be removed.”

The restoration had aimed to convert the baths into a cultural facility. Arık also said the baths had functioned as a museum.

January/23/2013

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